13th November 2018adminGOING OUTComments Off on Who the hell is Sugar Sammy? – That moment your wife tells you you’re going to see a French-speaking comedy in Paris
Anglophones in Paris are fortunate to be able to enjoy a thriving English-speaking comedy scene, with regular stand-up nights across the city. Personally, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing most of these and have even [...]
The second concert in the breakthrough classical music series, Concerts Sans Frontières, will take place on November 18 at the Australian Embassy in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Following the tremendous success of the series’ [...]
Classical musicians Bonnie Brown and Michelle Wood appeared on France24 early this morning to present Concerts Without Borders to viewers. A free classical concert that takes place on Sunday 18th November at the Australian Embassy. Kids […]
Keeka is a Mexican-American urban pop singer/songwriter based in Paris. She will soon be releasing her EP under CSB Records. She was previously known as Frances Isabel when she made the top 10 on French […]
French language classes at Centre Zenith in the 20th arrondissement began on October 18th 2018. Founded by Sourav Choudhury, Centre Zenith brings experienced and native French speakers to the classroom where courses are explained with […]
Stop! Watch me! i’m good! That’s how I’d started my show for years all over the world. I didn’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work in Paris. Well, actually, the point is that the line doesn’t work, which is what […]
31st May 2017adminStoriesComments Off on What happened when the police stopped me in France without papers or a converted license
I haven’t grown up instinctively carrying identification with me (although I do understand why you should), I also have the bad habit of driving without my driving license – call me irresponsible. Anyway, I always […]
Born and raised in the small suburban town of Pasadena, Maryland, Krystal grew up with a mother who had an addictive camera personality. Documenting her daughter’s daily life rubbed off as Krystal began developing her […]
Australian Ambassador to France, Algeria, Mauritania, and Monaco, Brendan Berne describes his childhood growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney as «a fantastic, typical Aussie experience.» His family lived in a neighbourhood similar to […]
Nestled between a high-school building and an apartment block in the 9th arrondissement, the unique creation of Stéphane Ashpool (founder of the Pigalle Basketball boutique), the creative agency Ill-studio and the leading sports brand Nike, […]
On 14th October we called out to locals to participate in a survey. 200 respondants from Facebook, Instagram and Reddit shared their opinions. They were presented with a list of accents and asked to rate […]
American / Indian expat, Preeti Gill moved to Paris 11 years ago, and until recently worked as coordinator of the student services and Restaurant Management Program at the renowned culinary school le Cordon Bleu. Her […]
Dominican mother of four, Cheryl Seraphin has long been fascinated with baking, “As a teenager I remember I was so intrigued by the beautiful cakes on display at my parents’ many formal gatherings, that baking […]
By Holli Setephano. Hailing from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealander Holli recently found herself relocating from Japan to France. Join her on www.happilytheotherhalf.com as she connects with the many amazing, beautiful, stylish and […]
Another tragic suicide of a celebrity, chef Anthony Bourdain, once again leaves many people perplexed about why someone with a successful career and exciting life would chose to end his life. How can depression lead […]
As a young law student, Laura Pandolfi would use the long summer breaks to combine her two passions, travel and volunteering. Her desire to help others led her to specialise in Human Rights and International […]
As Yoga’s popularity rapidly expands, it’s more important than ever to separate the facts from myths, so it’s real benefits are not obscured by misinformation. The myriad styles of yoga that have become popular are […]
France – France 24 – International News 24/7 Trump slams Macron, France in burst of tweets after Paris visit US President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that […]
Long-term expat Emma Horsley is no stranger to change. Since leaving her hometown, Birmingham UK, 15 years ago, she has lived in Australia, Indonesia and Canada. So she soon found her feet when she arrived […]
Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world has its many perks. A wealth of galleries, museums, delicious food, beautiful walks and a melodic language under no matter what context. But all pros have their cons and one of the lesser points of Paris these days is the ‘rentrée effect’ where people have come back from their holidays, said goodbye to summer and are now waiting for winter (even though we’ve only just hit autumn). Here are some ways to beat those winter blues and enjoy the colder season ahead … […]
Julie Collas’ show «Oh My God! She’s Parisian!» first opened in September 2017, bringing the daily experience of women living in Paris to the stage. With a unique brand of comedy that mixes the techniques […]
For almost everyone I talk to, France represents love, romance, French kisses and sexual liberation. Everything and everyone here is just so carefree…But being a black gay man in the Paris region, I have to […]
An exciting afternoon for the students and faculty of the Canadian Bilingual School at the Maison des Étudiants Canadiens on October 10th as author Fabrice Jaumont (Attaché de coopération éducative à l’Ambassade de France aux […]
6th October 2018adminEDUCATIONComments Off on INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & RESEARCHERS: GET ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS AND PAPERWORK IN ONE SINGLE PLACE! WELCOME DESK PARIS 2018
FOR THE 16TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE UNIVERSITAIRE DE PARIS HAS SET UP A MULTI-SERVICE WELCOME AREA FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS, FROM THE END OF AUGUST THROUGH NOVEMBER, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY […]
Paris is hard to beat for its cultural and intellectual vibrancy. But the city’s English-speaking inhabitants – whether from France or abroad — do not have many opportunities to employ the language in sophisticated intellectual […]
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General & Community Manager, Kevin is responsible for the general management of Expatriates Magazine and group of expatriate communities.
He's the son of a French-Italian Mother and an English Father and has experienced a mixture of cultures from a very young age, to add to the mix he was raised in Osnabrück (Germany) until the age of 8 before moving to Sunderland (North of England) for 3 years. He finally settled in Nottingham where he spent the remainder of my childhood.
Throughout his teens Kevin maintained an interest in overseas living and different cultures, it was maybe that he became accustomed to the goodbyes and fresh starts or quite simply enjoyed meeting different people. Reflecting back, he considers the first time he did something about his urge to explore was when he was 17 during a holiday to Greece with 8 friends. After one week in the sun the holiday had come to an end and while walking to the bus (to go to the airport) he decided he wasn't quite ready to go back home. As they were loading their suit cases he told his friends, to their shock, that he didn't intend to return with them, it was a great extended holiday.
A couple of years later and the urge came back, the time arrived at university where students had to complete a work placement, Kevin decided France was the place to go and somehow managed to convince the university directors to let him be the only student to work overseas. This was a turning point, and when he returned after 3 months away he was determined to finish university with the highest possible grades, he proudly succeeded.
Having completed His degree in Computer Science he went back over to Paris to complete his MBA in a mediocre and overpriced business school, it was the first time he had interacted with such a diverse range of nationalities and cultures and in his view, he learnt far more from his classmates than the professors.
Upon graduation he was recruited by a telecom reseller in the UK and although he performed well he soon became bored and leapt at the chance to work in Spain where he spent an invaluable experience learning the reality of business and sales. As the recession hit a phone call from a friend in Paris who was looking for a Sales Manager was welcomed, a timely opportunity presented itself and he took it, four years later and he's still here in Paris. The feet have yet to itch, maybe he's home?